The Russian side expects the US Department of State to respond to a request for medical assistance to pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko who is in an American prison , said the ambassador of Russia in Washington, Anatoly Antonov.
“Konstantin [Ярошенко] said that recently he has been experiencing a slight malaise, complained of a low temperature and cough. There is reasonable reason to believe that a Russian may have ARVI. Given the spread of COVID – 11 are especially concerned about his state of health, ”TASS quoted Antonova as saying.
“Immediately turned to the State Department with a request for the provision of qualified medical assistance to him. We expect that the necessary examination will be carried out to Konstantin Yaroshenko and treatment will be immediately prescribed, ”said the head of the Russian diplomatic mission in Washington.
“We count on the prompt assistance from the American authorities – every minute counts on the pandemic,” Antonov emphasized.
On the eve of Yaroshenko’s spouse, she reported that a Russian was ill in an American prison “with some ARVI.”
Earlier, the Permanent Mission of Russia to the OSCE expressed hope for the release of Viktor Bout, Konstantin Yaroshenko and other Russians unjustly held by the American “femida” “, In connection with the threat of their infection with coronavirus.
Last week, American media reported that authorities in some US states, under the pretext of combating coronavirus, decided to release prisoners ahead of schedule. It has been alleged that thousands of prisoners are being released.
Recall In March, WHO announced the coronavirus pandemic. 11 March, US President Donald Trump introduced a nationwide emergency mode in the country. On Thursday, it became known that the United States took the lead in the number of people infected with coronavirus.
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